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Digital skills and Inclusion

It was estimated that approximately 60% of current jobs are automatable which implies that the structure of the work in the near future will significantly change given the rapid pace of automation, development of AI and robotics. The important place within this structural shift is reserved for the necessary skills needed to tackle this transformation, most importantly, digital skills, which are turning into the prerequisite for getting the job almost in any field. Therefore, the development of digital skills is gaining more and more attention at both EU and Member State level, and additionally, pose severe challenges: tackling possible future unemployment, re-skilling and re-training of the workforce, bridging the gender gap in ICT sector inside of the Member States as well as between them at the EU level. The European Union has made some progress to tackle the challenge by the creation of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, announcing and progressing on the New Skills Agenda for Europe, introduction of Digital Skills Reward in 2018 and other. EDDA is tracking the EU actions and recent developments related to the EU digital skills agenda and aims to promote the implementation of it on the Member State level.

Digital skills and Inclusion

Ukraine is on the forefront of digital and tech: how the EU can make most out of it?

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Ukraine is increasingly moving towards becoming one of the leaders on digital and tech in Eastern Europe. Marked by recent successes such as the implementation of the e-procurement service ProZorro, the creation of one of the biggest 4G network of Europe and the introduction of several eServices, the Ukrainian government is setting high standards in the field of digital transformation. Indeed, Ukraine’s digitalisation is led by joint efforts from the state and business communities: digital industry is a bright spot in the Ukrainian economy and its IT is the most dynamic industry in the country.

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